Advice on Power Vented Hot Water Heaters...

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by ttw4454, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. ttw4454

    ttw4454 New Member

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    I am in the initial stages of purchasing a power vented hot water heater. Does anyone have some advice on high quality brands, what sizes they come in, how long you could vent it, etc? Thanks,
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Rheem is a good brand. There are limits on distance, elbows, and pipe size, but the new ones use smaller pipe and can go greater distance than my 10 year old one. My old one uses 4" ABS/PVC pipe, but I believe the new ones can use as small a 2" and run like 30'. You can do a search and get the precise numbers.
  3. ttw4454

    ttw4454 New Member

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    Thanks Gary, I'll check it out.
  4. Wally Pfautz

    Wally Pfautz New Member

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    PV water heaters

    I am in the same boat and FWIW my research came up with Bradford White as a preferred unit. The 50 Gal is around $1000 and has a pretty good efficiency factor of .62 which qualified for a $50 rebate in Seattle. It use 3" PVC vents. Check the website for sizes and specs. www.bradfordwhite.com
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